Photograph from Rock of Ages - lighting design by smcalister125
Photographer: Melissa Gordon | From the show Rock of Ages
Photograph from Rent - lighting design by smcalister125
Photographer: Melissa Gordon | From the show Rent
Photograph from Dogfight - lighting design by smcalister125
Photographer: Melissa Gordon | From the show Dogfight
Photograph from Distortion - lighting design by smcalister125
Distortion | Photographer: Melissa Gordon | From the show Distortion
Photograph from The Same Sky - lighting design by smcalister125
© G.Whitmore Photographer: G.Whitmore | From the show The Same Sky
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Sandy McAlister

Sandy’s involvement in the Arts began at an early age where he developed a love for theatre lighting. Sandy went onto study at Derby University, graduating with a degree in Technical Theatre, focusing on Lighting Design.

Specialising in theatre lighting Sandy has been responsible for numerous Lighting Designs some of which include the World Premieres of “The Same Sky” (Open Road Productions); “Silver Darling” (Open Road Productions); “Twisted the Musical” (Theatre at the Mill) and the Irish Premiere of “In the Heights” (Ravara Productions).

As well as being a Lighting Designer Sandy is also highly skilled in Programming ETC Eos Family Consoles and has worked as a programmer throughout the UK and Ireland.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Matilda Jr Musical The Mac Belfast
Just Stage It Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Amy Barr
Apr 2022
Distortion Theatre The Mac Belfast
The Mac Belfast
Lighting Designer Director: Rhiann Jeffery
Set designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Sep 2021, Jan 2022
The Untold Truth Of Captain Hook Theatre The Mac, Belfast
Replay
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jonathan M. Daly
Set designer: Diana Ennis
Dec 2021
A Night in November Theatre The Mac, Belfast
Soda Bread Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mary Tumelty
Set designer: Chris Hunter
Nov 2021
Distortion Theatre The Mac Belfast
The Mac Belfast
Lighting Designer Director: Rhiann Jeffery
Set designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Sep 2021, Jan 2022
Sister Act the Musical Musical The Mac, Belfast
Ravara Productions
Lighting Designer Sep 2019
Madagascar the Musical Musical Ravara Productions Lighting Designer Aug 2019
Dogfight Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Jul 2019
Legally Blonde Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Apr 2019
Give My Head Peace Tour Theatre David Hull Promotions Lighting Designer Feb 2019
Twisted the Musical Musical Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey Lighting Designer Feb 2019
Carrie Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Oct 2018
Avenue Q Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Sep 2017
Rock of Ages Musical Belfast Waterfront Hall Studio
Belfast Music and Drama Society
Lighting Designer Director: Jordan Walsh
Sep 2017
Godspell Musical Belfast Waterfront Hall Studio
Ravara Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Kerry Rodgers
Aug 2017
Rent Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Director: Dean Johnson
Set designer: Vincent Vyce
Jul 2017
Sliver Darling Musical Guildhall Theatre Derby
Open Road Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Daniel Ellis
Set designer: Maria Terry
Jun 2017
Madagascar the Musical Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan Brown
Set designer: Vincent Vyce
Jun 2017
Little Shop of Horrors Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel Keys
Set designer: Vincent Vyce
Apr 2017
And Then There Where None Theatre Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Director: Aidan Hughes
Set designer: Vincent Vyce
Mar 2017
Footloose Musical Belfast Waterfront Hall Studio
Belfast Music and Drama Society
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: James McAlister
Director: Jordan Walsh
Mar 2017
Hairspray Musical Belfast Waterfront Hall Studio
Ravara Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Kerry Rodgers
Feb 2017
Pantomime - Sleeping Beauty Theatre Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Director: Shane Johnson
Set designer: Vincent Vyce
Dec 2016
Last orders at the rough diamond Theatre Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Conleth White
Dec 2016
In the Heights Musical Waterfront Stuido
Ravara Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Kerry Rodgers
Aug 2016
Pippin Musical Belvoir Players Stuido
Belvoir Players
Lighting Designer Director: Dean Johnson
Set designer: Vincent Vyce
Jul 2016
The Same Sky Musical Guildhall Theatre Derby
Open Road Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Daniel Ellis
Set designer: Daniel Ellis
Jun 2016
Trans Tatum Theatre Derby Theatre Stuido
Optical Fraud Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Lewis Pike
Jun 2016

Sliver Darling

Emotive and at the same time quite soothing lighting
Kev Castle, 28/06/2017

The Same Sky

The lighting, especially in the battle scenes was marvellous, the work of lighting designer Sandy McAlister
Kev Castle, 02/03/2017
Theatre:
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Pantomime
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Award Ceremonies
Non-professional:
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Email address hello@lightsbysandy.co.uk
Mobile phone 07806776030
Website lightsbysandy.co,uk

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